Memphis vs. Nashville

Regardless of how you feel about the Memphis vs. Nashville debate you can agree that they both look great from the air. Speaking of that debate, I'm over it. I love Memphis of course but always have fun exploring and doing new things in Nashville.

The Barista Parlor Art Wall

One of my favorite things about Nashville is something that you may not have noticed. I try to make it to Barista Parlor, an excellent—if intimidating—coffee shop, every time I'm town. They are known for their atmosphere, Nashville celebrity sightings and of course, their coffee. But what they might not be known for is that behind their sign (which is mounted on a large concrete wall) they have one of the best graffiti walls I've ever seen. Not only is the art work awesome, but it rotates at a pretty frequent clip. So often in fact I'm sure I've missed a lot of it. So the next time you're in Nashville and at Barista Parlor, instead of looking for Jack White and Dan Auerbach—have a cup of coffee and take a look behind the wall. It's likely you'll see some really great graffiti.

You can find my Barista Parlor album on my Flickr page.

Barista Parlor

Barista Parlor Barista Parlor is our favorite coffee shop in Nashville. While the hipster vibe (and line) can be off the charts its a coffee shop with great coffee, food & art. They also have a more chill spot in The Gulch which is just as nice. Be sure to check out the mural/graffiti wall on the other side of the Barista Parlor sign.